Balaclava is a small town in St. Elizabeth on the eastern edge of the Cockpit Country
Balaclava railway station is the most significant historical attraction in the town. It opened in 1892 and closed in 1992. It served the small town of Balaclava on the Kingston to Montego Bay line and was 70.5 miles (113.5 km) from the Kingston terminus.
It was built of timber in the Jamaican Georgian architectural style. The upper of the two stories has a gable end roof; an adjoining hip roof has a downward fishtail fretwork on its eaves. The building has sash windows and recessed panel timber doors.
In 2003 it was reported as being in “deplorable condition” and “in need of major repairs”.
It is on the list of designated National Heritage Sites in Jamaica, and will soon be restored for use as a historic attraction for the town.